The Sheldon Hub is free for all members to use.
But it is quite expensive to maintain.
The initial costs of building the Hub were met by very generous donors, including a legacy to Sheldon.
Our task now is to make the Hub sustainable. We're looking at a yearly budget of about £50,000 to pay for things like some staff time, keeping the Hub hosted online, adding new features, developing content, publicising to new members, etc.
For individuals, anything you wish to contribute would be greatly welcomed. Anything you give to the Hub will go into Sheldon's account as a Restricted Fund which means we will be sure to spend it on the Hub.
The members of the Sheldon Hub support it through their donations. Each year the Hub runs two Love the Hub campaigns asking for specific support and updating its members on the current financial state of play. However, members can make donations at any time. The support of the Hub community is very much appreciated.
One off donations can be made below, however, a longer term commitment is to make a standing order. A standing order enables us to plan and keep the Hub on a firmer financial footing.
Use this button to make a one off donation for the Hub
(make sure you are logged in)
Click the button and use your Hub credentials to log in (to the Sheldon retreat website).
There you will find a widget which you can use to create a form to print and send to your bank
1. If you already have a standing order to the ministry fund you won't be able to create a separate one for the Hub in this way - use your own online banking below
2. Apparently you cannot use a "+" in the reference, but "&" works instead
Thank you for the donations in the past year:
Donations and gifts:
J Mary, Sarah, Phil, Brenda, Linda, Philip, Margaret, Christopher, Peter, David, Sarah, Jeremy, Margaret, Sally, Paul, Anne, William, Anne, Sarah, Lorraine, Liz, Rona, Sue, Sue, Nick, Janet, Katharine, Mike, Colin, Pete, Katie, Peter, Sally, Stephen, David, Morag, Alice, John, Kate, Elisabeth, Nik, Carole, Peter, Jacqueline, Jenny, Hugh, Fiona, Tina, Melanie, Anthony, Robin, Diane, Margaret, Barry, and those who donated anonymously.
Chris, Morag, Adrian, Fiona, David, Louise, Stephen, Christopher, Margaret, Aysha, Sarah, Sarah, Jane, Richard, Clare.
The Sheldon Hub currently (2024) receives a generous grant from The Henry Smith Charity, for which we are extremely grateful. This grant is towards our costs of development and maintenance of the Sheldon Hub, providing online mutual support and resources for people in ministry nationally.
In previous years the Hub has been grateful for grant funding from
The Mercers' Company
The Drapers' Company
Allchurches (Benefact) Trust
The Association for Promoting Retreats
We hope that there will be senior people in the Districts, Dioceses, Areas, Regions of the various denominations who will see the value of the to the Clergy and Ministers they serve. Our benchmark is £2,000/year for organisations considering supporting the Hub.
The Sheldon Hub was conceived as an online extension of The Sheldon Community. This retreat centre in Devon, offering guided and personal retreats which are open to all and hosted by a Christian community, saw a need for helping those beyond its walls. As such, the Sheldon Community continues to support the Sheldon Hub, both financially and through other resources. Without the support and vision of the Sheldon Community the Sheldon Hub would not exist.